Please be advised that, in an effort to support our community’s collective health & well-being, the Alumni Affairs and Development team is currently working remotely. Please note that donations are still being processed and notification letters will still be sent, however, please allow extra time for processing.
Thank you for your flexibility and ongoing support. Please stay healthy.
The University of Guelph offers several ways to make your gift. However you choose to support the University, you are making a difference.
One-time gifts can be made any time. Sustaining pledges involve a regular payment schedule determined by the donor. Many donors choose a monthly payment, which can be scheduled for a specific length of time or on an open-ended basis. Pledges can be paid by pre-authorized cheque, credit card or payroll deduction (for U of G employees).
U of G employees can make a one-time gift, or give monthly through payroll deduction. Learn more about Staff and Faculty Giving.
A gift of tangible property such as works of art, books, animals, equipment and collections. Gifts in kind may be made to the University to augment academic and research activities. Donations are assessed by a qualified appraiser to determine the fair market value of the items. Donors receive a tax receipt for the appraised value. For information about making a gift in kind, contact Alumni House at 519-824-4120 ext 56934 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may consider noting the University as a beneficiary in your Will, life insurance policy, or retirement assets. You can also purchase a charitable gift annuity that benefits the University. You may find the materials below helpful as you make your plans:
Please contact Jayne Whitfield at 519-824-4120 ext 56196 or email@example.com for more information about any of these options. Jayne would be delighted to discuss creating a meaningful legacy for you at U of G.
Pay tribute to someone special through a gift to the University. Gifts in memory of, or in honour of someone, can be made online or by mail. Where possible, the University will notify the tributee (or next of kin) of your gift; please provide contact information for this person when you make your gift. Please note that the gift details (amount, allocation) and the donor’s contact information are never shared.
A transformational gift that may involve naming opportunities and a lasting legacy at the University. For information, contact Amy Atkinson at 519-824-4120 ext 52614.
One of our most impactful traditions is the one of alumni giving back to the College through class projects. These fundraising projects are led by a group of volunteers from a particular graduation year. These classes choose a funding priority that is important to them, set a fundraising goal and timeframe to support that project, and work with their classmates to meet the goals.
For more information on how your class can support a funding priority or an active class project, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
U of G subscribes to a credit card updater service. This means that for pre-authorized payments by credit card, a donor’s financial institution will provide updated card information when the card number changes (for example, when it expires) if the institution participates in this service. Consequently, a donor’s designated payment schedule would continue smoothly without need for an individual update. If you would like to confirm whether your institution participates or if you would like to opt out of this service, please contact your financial institution.
USA: University of Guelph alumni and their families (family members are defined as: spouses, children, grandchildren, parents and siblings) may make donations directly to the University of Guelph and use the University of Guelph charitable receipt for their U.S. income tax returns under the US-Canada Income Tax Treaty. Indicate on your tax return that you or a family member are/were a U of G graduate or student. Note that it is the responsibility of the donor to ensure they qualify to use the receipt.
Friends of the University of Guelph Inc. is a certified and registered not-for-profit organization in the U.S. [501(c)(3)]. American citizens (or residents) who are not alumni or related to the University of Guelph, as well as corporations, foundations, estates and trusts requiring a U.S. tax receipt, can contribute to the University through the Friends of the University of Guelph, Inc. established to facilitate donations.
Other Countries: The University of Guelph can accept gifts from around the world. Tax treatment of charitable gifts varies from country to country. For information on international gifts, contact Alumni House Reception at 519-824-4120 ext 56934 or email@example.com.
The Donor Bill of Rights was created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits. It has been endorsed by numerous organizations.